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What surgery do you get for endometriosis?

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Sometimes, surgery to remove as much of your endometriosis as possible improves symptoms and may raise your odds of pregnancy. But the pain could return. Surgery can often be done laparoscopically, which is less invasive.

For the most severe cases, a hysterectomy to remove the ovaries, uterus, and cervix may be your best option. It's usually the last thing considered, especially if you want to have children.

From: Endometriosis WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on February 12, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 2/12/2019

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on February 12, 2019

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